The high-pitched drama for Tamil Nadu chief ministership intensified on Tuesday as Supreme Court sentenced the ruling party AIADMK’s first choice Sasikala to four-year of imprisonment in 20-year-old disproportionate assets case, clearing the path for O Panneerselvam to assume office.
But the OPS vs Chinnamma saga did not end there. At one hand Sasikala has refused to let the power go and has appointed a proxy for the chief ministership in her absence, Panneerselvam has trained all guns to stop that from happening.
Panneerselvam made a fervent appeal to ‘people’ to go with a conscience to continue Amma Jayalalithaa’s legacy, while Chinnamma expelled him and 10 other senior leaders, who supported him, from the party.
Her loyalist Edappady K Palaniswami was elected the Legislature Party Leader.
As it happened:
Have only one wish that you (AIADMK workers) work for ppl's welfare; You must continue with your work sans fear; Please don't cry: Sasikala
Will make sure that the path left behind (by Amma) will be followed by the right people: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar
Sasikala reaches Poes Garden
Sasikala heading to the place she deserves to be: Deepa Jayalalithaa's Neice addressing media
- I feel so satisfied that despite facing troubles, MLAs are supporting me: Sasikala
- I’m sure we’ll get the invitation as soon as possible as we remained quiet: Sasikala
- Case (DA) was filed by DMK, I’ll handle this; You (MLAs) have to remain resolute and make sure ppl question DMK’s existence: Sasikala
- Sasikala breaks down while speaking; says "no force can separate me from AIADMK; no matter where I'll be, I'll always think about party."
Yes, it is: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on being asked if this is her official entry into politics
VK Sasikala leaves Kuvathur's Golden Bay resort
O Panneerselvam reaches Jayalalithaa's memorial at Chennai's Marina Beach
Not held against our wishes, we are here as a united family: Thaniyarasu, Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaignar Peravai at Kuvathur resort
-More than 1000 police deployed Kuvathoor and near the resort
-After 144 was imposed Police were given direction to evacuate MLAs from Kuvathur
-MLA protested and said it was a private property and 144 wouldn't apply in the resort area
-Police evacuated party cadres from the resort
-Now the power has been cut off in Kuvathoor resort and now it is running on generator
Chennai: Supporters including transgenders felicitate O Panneerselvam at his residence after SC's DA case verdict that convicted VK Sasikala
AIADMK MP and O Panneerselvam supporter V Maitreyan to meet Governor in Raj Bhavan at 7 PM.
Edapadi K Palanisamy is not a fit person to hold the post; he's fit for nothing: S. Semmalai, AIADMK MLA and supporter of O Panneerselvam
We went to the resort but we were prevented from entering: S. Semmalai, AIADMK MLA and supporter of O Panneerselvam
Edappadi K Palanisamy and 11 senior ministers leave Raj Bhavan after meeting Guv to stake claim to form govt
Chennai (TN): AIADMK Legislature party leader Edapadi K Palanisamy reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to meet AIADMK Legislature party leader Edapadi K Palanisamy; Security outside Guv's residence.